The devices in the backup must be added to Aruba Central before importing the floor plan. After importing the floor plan, supported Aruba APs that are not added to Aruba Central will show up as Planned APs. Onboarding Devices is moved to the HPE GreenLake Account Home.
For more information on adding devices, see Onboarding Devices.
To import a floor plan exported from AirWave, Aruba Central, or Ekahau, complete the following steps:
- In the Aruba Central app, set the filter to one of the options under .
The dashboard context for the selected site is displayed.
Thedashboard is displayed.
> , click .
Thetabs are displayed.
- Click the tab.
Floor plan backup files created in Aruba Central 2.5.2 and later can now be imported to Aruba Central.
Aruba Central now supports Ekahau Import of floor plan files exported using the Ekahau tool (version 10.4.0.135). You must configure a building before exporting the Ekahau floor plan.
The supported file formats for Ekahau import are ZIP and ESX files; for AirWave import, it is ZIP files. The maximum file size supported for the import file is 250 MB.
and select the file with the floor plan to import.
When an import is complete, the UI displays a notification to alert the user. The Imported Sites table displays the import summary information of the last import operation.
After successfully importing the floor plan, a new site or floor gets created only when the site or floor does not exist.
Types of import files:
- Import file created in AirWave or Aruba Central - If the MAC Media Access Control. A MAC address is a unique identifier assigned to network interfaces for communications on a network. address of a device matches the Aruba Central inventory, the device gets mapped to the site according to the imported floor plan.
- Import file created in Ekahau - If the name of the device matches with the MAC address of a device in the Aruba Central inventory, then the device gets mapped to the site according to the imported floor plan. Unsupported APs will appear as AP-635 in the floor plan.